special-need-china-adoptionQ: On the Adopting from Asia radio show, your guest said there were three basic types of special needs adoption lists for adopting from China: Special Focus, Shared, and Agency Specific lists. How can we find an adoption agency that is allowed to work with a specific orphanage in China and place children from that child welfare institution on their agency specific list?

A: Dana Woods said, “The best way to find out if an agency has been paired with a specific orphanage through a One-to-One program is to call and ask! Some agencies may advertise this on their website, however, if it is not mentioned, it does not mean that they do not have a One-to-One program. If you are interested in working with a specific agency and cannot find this information on their website, please call and inquire! I also encourage you to speak directly to the Program Manager to ask specific questions about an agency’s matching process.”

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